Thoennes, Nancy. Nov. 1, 2001
Description of Study: Evaluation of the first three years of a pilot program in Ohio in which termination of parental rights was mediated.
Findings: The outcomes of mediated cases were: 40.4% had no agreement; 46.2% resulted in parents voluntarily relinquishing their rights; 11.5% resulted in the agency agreeing to pursue a lesser disposition; 1.9% resulted in the agency giving parents another ch...Hanson, Roger A.. Jan. 1, 2000
Description of Study: Examination of the efficacy of mediation of workers' compensation cases on appeal.
Findings: 73% of attorneys were satisfied with the outcome of the mediation (27% very, 46% somewhat). Satisfaction was related to whether the attorney thought the other party was negotiating in good faith. Satisfaction was also related to whether the mediator ...Donnelly, Laura F.; Ebron, Rebecca G.. Jan. 1, 2000
Description of Study: Comparative study looking at trial rate and satisfaction in custody and visitation cases.
Findings: No difference was found in median time to disposition between mediated and non-mediated cases (which ranged from 4.9 to 6.9 months); there was no effect on trial rate; no difference was found in parties’ long-term satisfaction with the outcome betwee...Wissler, Roselle L.. May. 1, 1999
Description of Study: Examined domestic relations mediation in thirteen courts in Maine and six courts in Ohio in relation to fairness and satisfaction.
Findings: Maine:Parties overall perceived the process to be fair (93% thought it was very or somewhat fair). Most parties were satisfied – 83% were very or somewhat satisfied. There was little sense by parties that mediation reduced costs (15%) or time involve...McAdoo, Bobbi. Jan. 1, 1997
Description of Study: Evaluation of the impact of Minnesota Supreme Court Rule 114 (requiring attorneys to consider ADR in every civil case and discuss it with their clients and opposing counsel) on the use of mediation in Minnesota.
Findings: Attorneys chose mediation because it saved litigation expenses (67.9%) and because it made settlement more likely (57.4%). However, they did not think it reduced their workload. Mediation as compared to litigation process: 46.7% said it saved attorne...Richardson, C. James. Feb. 1, 1988
Description of Study: Reports on the findings of two studies of three custody and visitation mediation programs and one divorce mediation program that included support and property division as well: the Winnipeg Study, and the Divorce and Family Mediation Study (Montreal, Saskatoon, St. John’s).
Findings: Across sites, 80% to 90% of respondents felt the mediator was fair; 16% felt pressured into an agreement before they were ready. The settlement rate in the Winnipeg Study was 65% per the mediators, 46% per the parties. The settlement rate in the DFMS...Hanson, Roger A.; Becker, Richard. The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process, Jan. 1, 2002
Description of Study: Examination of whether mediation could be effective at later stages of appellate process, and what the reaction of attorneys was to this mediation program.
Findings: Of the 308 cases screened into the program, 88 settled through mediation. Statistical analysis revealed that the only variable that had an effect on settlement was the amount of time the case remained under negotiation – the longer it remained open, ...Jones, Tricia S.; Bodtker, Andrea. Mediation Quarterly, Jan. 1, 1998
Description of Study: Examined the long-term satisfaction of mediating couples in York County, PA.
Findings: Parties were satisfied over all. Short-term and long-term satisfaction were related. Satisfaction with mediation was significantly affected by whether an agreement was reached.
...Fix, Michael; Harter, Philip J.. Jan. 1, 1992
Description of Study: Comparative study examining satisfaction and cost of litigation in domestic relations and simple civil case mediation programs in a multi-door courthouse. The findings for the civil case mediation program are reported here.
Findings: Mediated cases were more complex than those that were not mediated. Parties who mediated were more likely to characterize their relationship as bitter and were much more likely to have children. Parties who mediated had higher attorney fees ($2765 in...Umbreit, Mark S.; Coates, Robert B.; Vos, Betty. Jul. 9, 2001
Description of Study: Study of the functioning and impact of victim-offender mediation programs at Community Dispute Resolution Centers in Clackamas, Deschutes, Jackson, Lane, Multnomah, and Polk Counties.
Findings: The resolution rate was 86% for all programs combined.
89% of victims and 76% of offenders were satisfied with the outcome. 93% of victims and 87% of offenders felt the agreement was fair to the offender, while 86% of offenders and 88% of victims fe...